April 8, 2020

If you had told me a few months ago that the entire world would change, I would never have believed it.  We enjoyed a month of travel in mid-December.  There was Orlando and New Orleans, the drive across the Florida Panhandle.  There was a second trip to Orlando in lat...

April 9, 2018

My children have started battling it out with me over the radio. I’m not sure when this started. It seems that not too long ago, they would happily oblige whatever song I put on while quietly staring out the car window. As Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd or the Eagles blared,...

March 13, 2018

Published in ADDitude Magazine, January 18, 2018

Here’s a story that may sound familiar to many parents.  I was sitting on the couch one evening in 2013 with my six-year old son Ryan.  The two of us made for an idyllic portrait – his head buried against my shoulder, the...

September 11, 2017

I saw the first signs of something amiss when the Goldman Sachs trading floor came to a standstill. People left their desks and gathered beneath two mounted televisions. Traders have a tendency to attach human significance to financial matters, so my first thought was...

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